Bike MS [Photo]

George Yates, center, tells teammates, from left, Andrew Snethen, Joe Kyger, Kelly Neudecker and Craig Snethen a biking story Sunday before heading to the Bike MS tour starting line near Midway Exposition Center. Snethen, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has been riding in the tour for seven years. "Last year, my family raised $4,000, of which $3,300 Andrew (Snethen's son) raised alone", Snethen says.

Watching in awe [Photo]

Jasmyn Salas, 8, watches balls roll in a 16-foot tall audio kinetic sculpture at the YouZeum on Friday afternoon in Columbia. It was her first visit to the YouZeum, which is on a mission to improve community health by educating in a engaging way.

Transfixed pair [Photo]

Phoenix Salas, 18 months, and John Salas, 31, watch a 16-foot tall audiokinetic sculpture at the YouZeum. "My son was staring at the TV while the YouZeum was advertised on TV," John Salas said. The YouZeum is an interactive science center for all ages.

Hallsville band part of football celebration [Photo]

Director of the Hallsville High School band, Jay West, center, gives band members final directions before the start of the game on Friday night.

Hallsville fans cheer [Photo]

The crowd at the Hallsville football field cheers Friday during the first quarter of the home opener of the varsity team's first season.

Souvenirs for Hallsville fans [Photo]

Three-year-old Olivia Gill stands by as her mother, Megan Gill, sizes a Hallsville High School football shirt Friday night. The $10 shirt will be a souvenir from the first varsity game. Excited that the town now has a varsity team, Megan Gill said, “We’ve been waiting a long time.”

Hallsville wins first ever varsity home game [Photo]

Down seven points at the half, the Hallsville football team listens to instructions from coach John Morris. The Indians went on to beat Mark Twain 19-8 on Friday in their first varsity home game.

No redshirt for Gabbert [Photo]

Blaine Gabbert's appearance in the third quarter dispelled any speculation that the highly recruited freshman might redshirt this year.

Cut and run [Photo]

Marlon Galbreath tries to escape the outstretched arms of Andrew Adams.

Ready and waiting [Photo]

Missouri's Terrell Resonno prepares to tackle Southeast Missouri State quarterback Dustin Powell.

Going for a takedown [Photo]

Joshua Jackson (38) and Marvin Anderson of Southeast Missouri State try to bring down MU's Wes Kemp.

Playing time for Patton [Photo]

Rock Bridge alum Chase Patton hands off the ball. He came into the game with more than four minutes left in the second quarter.

Show of appreciation [Photo]

Castine Bridges is lifted by a teammate after a successful play.

Daniel to Washington [Photo]

Quarterback Chase Daniel hands off to Derrick Washington.

Weatherspoon scores on an interception [Photo]

Sean Weatherspoon intercepted a pass in the second quarter and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown, his second in two games.

Taking aim [Photo]

Quarterback Chase Daniel completed 16 of 17 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns.

Making an entrance [Photo]

MU football players take the field.

Show of hands [Photo]

Fans wave their hands before the kickoff of MU's home opener against Southeast Missouri State.

Washington gains ground [Photo]

MU's Derrick Washington runs the ball down the field.

Making the tackle [Photo]

An MU defensive player tackles Southeast Missouri State's Walter Peoples.